Authors - Herbert Hoover

Brief Biography

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). Hoover, born to Quaker parents of German, Swiss, Canadian and Irish descent, was originally a professional mining engineer and author. He achieved American and international prominence in humanitarian relief efforts and served as head of the U.S. Food Administration before and during World War I. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no elected-office experience. - Wikipedia

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Quote 228by Anonymous on 23/12/2010

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
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    Quote 656by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    Where there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
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      Quote 6541by Anonymous on 27/09/2011

      My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
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        Quote 7017by Anonymous on 16/10/2011

        The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. He cannot, like the architects, cover his failures with trees and vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his sort-comings by blaming his opponents and hope the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny he did it. If his works do not work, he is damned.
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          Quote 7287by Anonymous on 31/10/2011

          Engineering is an activity other than purely manual and physical work which brings about the utilization of the materials and laws of nature for the good of humanity.
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            Quote 7316by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

            Older men declare war, but it is the youth that must fight and die.
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              Quote 7751by Anonymous on 04/02/2012

              Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
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                Quote 7853by Anonymous on 24/02/2012

                No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
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                  Quote 7980by Anonymous on 14/03/2012

                  The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
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                    Quote 8868by Anonymous on 01/06/2012

                    Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
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                      Quote 8940by Anonymous on 07/06/2012

                      Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
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                        Quote 10106by Anonymous on 12/09/2012

                        I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
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                          Quote 10665by Anonymous on 19/10/2012

                          Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
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                            Quote 10843by Anonymous on 04/11/2012

                            Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
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                              Quote 11206by Anonymous on 01/12/2012

                              America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
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